Johann Nauwach

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Johann Nauwach (1595–1630) was the only significant German composer of solo songs before 1630.[1]

Nauwach was born in Brandenburg, and was a pupil of Heinrich Schütz. Schütz dedicated a motet Glück zu dem Helikon (1627) to Nauwach's graduation. Nauwach died in Dresden.

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • Libro primo di arie passegiate a una voce per cantar, e sonar nel chitarone, & altri simili istromenti Dresden, 1623
  • Erster Theil Teütscher Villanellen mit 1., 2. und 3. Stimmen auf die Tiorba, Laute, Clavicymbel, und andere Instrumenta gerichtet Freiberg: Georg Hoffmann, 1627



  1. ^ New Oxford history of music Jack Allan Westrup, Jack Allan Westrup - 1990 "German publications of this period show that these were the only potent Italian influences. The only significant German composer of solo songs before 1630 was Johann Nauwach, a musician in the service of the Elector of Saxony; ..."